2013 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 5 - Businesses and Professions
Chapter 5-71 - Interpreters for the Deaf
Section 5-71-8 - Qualifications of applicants for licenses.


RI Gen L § 5-71-8 (2013) What's This?

§ 5-71-8 Qualifications of applicants for licenses. – (a) To be eligible for licensure by the board as an interpreter for the deaf or transliterator for the deaf, or educational interpreter for the deaf, the applicant must submit written evidence on forms furnished by the department, verified by oath, that the applicant meets all of the following requirements:

(1) Is of good moral character;

(2) Meets the certification or screened requirements as defined in regulations promulgated by the department; and

(3) Pays the department a license fee as set forth in § 23-1-54.

(b) To be eligible for licensure by the board as an educational interpreter for the deaf, the applicant must meet all of the requirements as described in subsection (a) and must further present proof of successful completion of the educational interpreter performance assessment (EIPA), written and performance tests, or a similar test as approved by the board, at a performance level established by the board.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1996, ch. 151, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 77, art. 14, § 27; P.L. 2006, ch. 261, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 277, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 39, § 24; P.L. 2011, ch. 160, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 169, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 28.)

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